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#57 Mark Traynowicz
Position: Center
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 265
Year: Senior
City/State: Bellevue, Neb.
High School: West

  Second-Round NFL Draft Pick (Buffalo Bills, 1985)

  1984 First-Team All-American (AP, UPI, Football News, Football Writers, Walter Camp, Kodak)

  1984 First-Team All-Big Eight (AP, UPI)

  1984 First-Team Academic All-Big Eight

  1983 First-Team All-Big Eight (UPI)

  1983 First-Team Academic All-Big Eight


Senior (1984)

An anchor of the 1984 Husker offensive line, Mark Traynowicz was a consensus All-America choice. He just missed being a first-round NFL draft pick when the Buffalo Bills made him the first player chosen in the second round in 1985. Traynowicz played in the Japan Bowl along with teammates Bret Clark and Jeff Smith following their senior seasons. A CoSIDA Academic All-American and a two-time academic All-Big Eight selection, Traynowicz carried a 3.60 GPA in engineering.

 

Junior (1983)
Consistently graded as well as or better then Dean Steinkuhler in 1983. Talented and smart, Traynowicz was an All-Big Eight pick by United Press International and earned academic all-conference honors with a 3.80 grade-point-average (out of 4.0) in engineering.

 

Sophomore (1982)
An outstanding reserve at right tackle behind Jeff Kwapick in 1982.


Redshirt Freshman (1981)
Redshirted.


Freshman (1980)
Started at left tackle for the 5-0 Husker freshmen.


Before Nebraska (Bellevue West)

All-state, all-metro (Omaha) as offensive, defensive tackle for Coach Jerry Van Waart at Bellevue West. Also named Stockman’s 400 Club lineman-of-the-year and was the state heavyweight wrestling champion in 1980. National Honor Society member, he captained the football and wrestling teams at Bellevue West

 

Personal
Son of Matt and Rose Traynowicz, born Nov. 20, 1962.